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  • Devil’s Kitchen, the Enfield Monster and UFOs | Mark’s Remarks

    I didn’t know until recently that this area of Illinois is sometimes referred to as “Devil’s Kitchen.” The name apparently comes from Native Americans and pioneers of this region. Some of them reported strange sights and sounds...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • Overnight | Mark’s Remarks

    During these cool days, our thoughts often go to the wonderful things about fall, to being cool again and escaping from the muggy days of late summer and early fall.   We pull out comfortable, sometimes oversized...

    • Posted November 1, 2017
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  • Anniversary | Mark’s Remarks

    I started writing this column in October 2007. Yes. This particular week marks the week I started writing this column. I can’t really believe it. Back then, I had written some funny stories that a friend read....

    • Posted November 1, 2017
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  • Police Blotter | 10/11/2017

    (Editor’s note: Information in this report is gathered directly from area police agencies, county courts and emergency radio dispatch. The public is reminded that defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty and charges may sometimes be dropped...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Uncharted Territory | 10/11/2017

    Every year at this time, we have a day off to celebrate Columbus, his discoveries, etc.  There has been much debate over Columbus Day. I won’t get into that again this year. I teach about Columbus every...

    • Posted October 18, 2017
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  • Tech Trouble | Mark’s Remarks

    I know you are like me and you stop and think about technology from time to time.  I was just thinking about how far we’ve come in just a short time… or maybe it’s a long time...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • ‘Victoria and Abdul’ | Movie Review

    Victoria and Abdul: a Lavish Dramedy with Wonderfully Packaged Moments  I can’t imagine Judi Dench disappointing in anything she appears in.  This movie is another testament to her prowess. “Victoria and Abdul” tells the story of Queen...

    • Posted September 29, 2017
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  • Say Goodbye to Greeting Cards | Mark’s Remarks

    Up front, I need to tell people who send me cards that this is not a complaint toward them.  I appreciate getting a card.  However,  I must also confess that they don’t last a long time at...

    • Posted September 13, 2017
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  • Pool Etiquette | Mark’s Remarks

    We are members of a neighborhood pool. It is something that comes with the territory. We pay a mandatory fee each year. It’s a nice pool, and I’m glad we have it at our disposal. The people...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • What Is It? | Mark’s Remarks

    When school starts every year, there is a feeling. Or maybe it’s an attitude. Maybe it’s an overall experience. I’ve thought about it a lot. What is it, exactly? Kids file into school on that first day...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • When You Least Expect It | Mark’s Remarks

    It’s amazing when you talk to people and find out some of the stuff they’ve been through. We were in a group of people not long ago, and after a period of time we learned of the...

    • Posted August 25, 2017
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  • Movie Review: 13 Minutes

    As always with dramas based on history, I recommend reading the real story first. Movie goers who see “13 Minutes” will have their curiosity peaked and will have a desire to know the full story after seeing...

    • Posted August 18, 2017
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